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Cycling Scotland Community Grants

Communities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 via the Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Community Fund to deliver local cycling projects

The purpose of the Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Communities Fund (CFSCF) is to support community groups to encourage cycling in their community and increase the number of locals making journeys by bike.

This Transport Scotland funded grant scheme enables community groups to support and deliver sustainable projects. Reducing single occupancy car use and increasing active travel options will also result in reduced local transport related carbon emissions and increased health and wellbeing of the community.

Key Criteria

Encourage more journeys by bike in your community
Increase opportunities for people to cycle in your community
Meet the needs of the community

For more information on the fund and to download the application form and guidance notes, click HERE.

Deadline for applications is noon on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

Development Grants of up to £20,000 available

Established community cycling groups can apply for development grants of up to £20,000 to assist in developing a cycling culture locally. The purpose of the Development Grant is to support community organisations to achieve Cycle Friendly Community status through implementing measures to encourage more people to cycle.

The Development Grant process is outlined below:

STEP 1: Self-assessment
Community group should complete a self-assessment form along with their Development Grant application form and submit to Cycling Scotland for review.

STEP 2: Field assessment
A Cycling Scotland Development Officer will visit your community and carry out a field assessment. This will follow a more in depth assessment (using the same criteria set as the self-assessment).

STEP 3: Panel decision
Following the field assessment, the Development Officer will provide comments and recommendations which will be discussed with you and then attached onto your Development Grant application. The Grants Panel will receive your application and any additional comments or recommendations and a decision will be made within four weeks.

You can view the award criteria in the Cycle Friendly Community Award Handbook or apply for a Development Grant online HERE.

Deadline for Development Grant applications is noon on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your project or to find out more about the grants provided by Cycling Scotland.

Community Funding Opportunities

Linlithgow Community Development Trust is keen to support the voluntary sector within the local community. To enable that we have collated some links to funding opportunities which groups may find useful.